Tag Archives: Autumn

Silence

 

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The Grain Road is an amazing scenic road that connects Haslingden to Blackburn in Lancashire. In summer months you feel you are on top of the world passing high over the moorland but in winter there is often low cloud. This picture was taken in low cloud conditions it had the benefit of filtering out the harsh sun to create a warm golden light.

Beyond Golden Fields

 

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The last of the days sun licks across the landscape turning the grasses to gold, even the puddles don’t escape.  The fleeting weak sun reaches inside the puddles to reflect the sky and then it is all gone.  The oncoming darkness pulls in the cold air and the shadows… I am done for the day.


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Long Meg’s Stone Circle

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Came across this beautiful Stone circle quite by chance whilst working in Penrith. I loved the detail in the main stone which almost looks like a face – maybe it is Long Meg herself!!? On one side there were interesting primitive stone markings of circles. As I was studying the main stone a farmer passed me on his tractor, amazingly his driveway to his farm passes straight though the circle and he squeezed between a few stones!

Long Meg is the largest of the 69 stones that create a stone circle 60 ft wide. Legend has it that Meg was a witch who along with her daughters was turned into stone for breaking the Sabbath by dancing wildly across the land.

Owd Betts Place

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Historical “Owd Betts” is a very interesting  local old Public House on Ashworth Moor in Lancashire. Old Betty died at the age of 93 and the pub’s name was later changed to “Owd Betts” in the 1950’s.

This photograph is taken at the best time of year to visit when the bracken and the moorland is in full autumn colour. After a bracing walk around the moor a visit for a spot of lunch is always most welcome (with a chair by the fire).


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